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China, Indonesia leaders hold fruitful talks

Updated: May 8,2018 10:28 AM     Xinhua

BOGOR, Indonesia — Chinese and Indonesian leaders hailed on May 7 the fruitful meetings held during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Indonesia.

The statements were made at a joint news conference attended by Premier Li and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, after witnessing the signing of cooperation documents.

The two sides agreed to stick to peaceful development, safeguard regional and global peace and stability based on widely-accepted international laws and rules.

The two leaders agreed that the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries is mutually beneficial and will produce win-win results. Such a partnership is significant for peaceful and stable development of the region and the whole world at large.

As the world’s major economies, China and Indonesia should work together to accelerate the recovery of global economy, Premier Li said.

China and Indonesia should safeguard free trade and the rule-based multilateral trading mechanism, Premier Li said, adding that trade and investment should be further liberalized and facilitated.

China is willing to help Indonesia improve its infrastructure facilities and encourage Chinese enterprises to invest in Indonesia with respect to market rules and make contributions to enhancing employment in the country.

Praising the huge potential of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, Premier Li said that a more balanced two-way trade would be promoted with Indonesia.

China welcomes Indonesia to bring more farm products such as palm oil, fruits and coffee to the Chinese market, the Premier said.

Widodo on his part noted that China has a great market potential with its huge population, expressing a gratitude for China’s readiness to enlarge its imports of Indonesian farm products.

Premier Li also met with Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla, who said that the Indonesia-China relations are at their best times.

New consensus was made with Indonesian leadership on deepening bilateral ties and enlarging mutually beneficial cooperation, Premier Li said.

China is willing to step up the bilateral relations and cooperation, contributing more to the stability and development of the region and the world, Premier Li said.

Kalla thanked China for its investment in Indonesia, which he said will be conducive to local economic development.

The vice-president also expressed a readiness to enhance communication and cooperation with China in fields including economy, culture, education and marine development.

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